Balfour Beatty extolled as Britain’s most admired contractor

Aaron Morby 8 months ago
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Balfour Beatty has won top billing in this year’s Britain’s Most Admired Companies awards in the heavy construction sector.

Balfour Beatty was praised for its management, leadership and its corporate governance and commitment to diversity and inclusion as well as its global competitiveness
Balfour Beatty was praised for its management, leadership and its corporate governance and commitment to diversity and inclusion as well as its global competitiveness

Wates and Morgan Sindall secured second and third place in the top 10 rankings, in what is claimed to be longest-running annual survey of corporate reputation as judged by business peers.

In the house building industry sector, Berkely Group ranked top, followed by Barratt and Taylor Wimpey.

Most admired British companies
Heavy Construction
Rank Company Score
1 Balfour Beatty 6.27
2 Wates 6.25
3 Morgan Sindall Group 5.70
4 Costain Group 5.47
5 Keller Group 5.30
6 Willmott Dixon 5.26
7 Laing O’Rourke 5.16
8 Boot (Henry) 4.99
9 Galliford Try 4.81
10 Kier Group 4.74
Home Construction
Rank Company Score
1 Berkeley Group 6.72
2 Barratt Developments 6.71
3 Taylor Wimpey 5.93
4 Redrow 5.69
5 McCarthy & Stone 5.52
6 Bellway 5.51
7 Countryside Properties 5.12
8 Crest Nicholson Hldgs. 5.04
9 Persimmon 4.78
10 Bovis Homes 4.68

The awards run by Management Today represent a peer-review of corporate reputation, considering views from board-level representatives, financial analysts and city commentators to identify Britain’s largest public companies and leading employers across 25 sectors.

Each firm is scored against 13 criteria including financial stability, community and environmental responsibility and long-term value potential.

Leo Quinn, Balfour Beatty Group chief executive, said: “Securing the title of Britain’s Most Admired Company in our sector is a testament to all our employees and partners, whose expertise and energy are so vital to the delivery of critical national infrastructure.

“As we celebrate Balfour Beatty’s 110th birthday this year, our culture of innovation and continuous improvement and the Group’s unique capabilities are leading the transformation of our industry.”

Tony Pidgley, chairman of Berkeley Group, said: “The awards are unique and valuable. They are judged by our peers and enable us to test our brand against the UK’s most respected companies.”

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